Terminating a romex line in the attic

Old 11-12-14, 07:27 PM
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Terminating a romex line in the attic

While roaming around in the attic trying to figure out which circuit goes where...I found a 12-2 romex wire that goes no where.

Just a run of romex coming from somewhere far away, the hot and neutral capped with wire nuts, and just sitting below blown insulation. I know which circuit it is from.

At this moment I do not want to trace it to the other end to get rid of it yet. What is the best way to terminate it? I don't think it's a good idea to leave it the way it is.

Do I just get a box with a blank cover, connect the wire to it, and screw the box somewhere on the rafters or joist?
Old 11-12-14, 07:39 PM
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That plan sounds good. Be sure to mark the location of the box if under the insulation.

I would label the cover with the circuit number for later.
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I would mount the box above the level of the insulation. If you have truss construction and need to mount the box on a piece of material fastened to the truss, be sure to fasten to only one chord of the truss and let the other end float.
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Sounds like you have a feed for an attic light.

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